What is a break statement in Java and how to use it?

Java 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

The break statement in Java programming language has the following two usages:

  • When the break statement is encountered inside a loop, the loop is immediately terminated and the program control resumes at the next statement following the loop.
  • It can be used to terminate a case in the switch statement (covered in the next chapter).

Syntax

break;


Example

public class Test {
   public static void main(String args[]) {
      int [] numbers = {10, 20, 30, 40, 50};
      for(int x : numbers ) {
         if( x == 30 ) {
            break;
         }
         System.out.print( x );
         System.out.print("\n");
      }
   }
}

Output

10
20
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Published on 08-Feb-2018 08:25:42
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